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Specialist care for elderly could fix crisis in ER

mg21929302.800-1_300Great insight into how dealing with older ER patients could both ease burden on ER and help old people reduce time in ER and time in wards. Who knew that 1/4 of people arriving in ER are over 65 and 80% of those still admitted after two weeks from ER are the over 65s?

Yes, you didn’t hear it here first – better coordinated care between primary care and social care, i.e care in the community, in people’s own homes is best for everyone.

Specialist care for elderly could fix crisis in ER – health – 14 August 2013 – New Scientist.

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This entry was posted on August 14, 2013 by in Ageing, Collaboration, Community, Health, NHS, Older People.
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